Inspiring Thru Quotes

Death Quotes

“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth — and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up — that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.” B. R. Hayden

“The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“The death of what’s dead is the birth of what’s living.” Arlo Guthrie

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” Mark Twain

“Man always dies before he is fully born.” Erich Fromm

“A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.” Miguel de Unamuno

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.” Errol Flynn

“Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.” Elie Wiesel

“Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.” Bryant H. McGill

“Call no man happy till he is dead.” Aeschylus

“Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.” Carter Burwell

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” Helen Keller

“Death is the tyrant of the imagination.” Barry Cornwall

“Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.” Bertolt Brecht

“Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death.” Annie Lennox

“Everything that gets born dies.” Morrie Schwartz

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” William Penn

“He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.” Giovanni Falcone

“He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin, and dies in this state, is fit for glory.” Adam Clarke

“Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.” Erik H. Erikson

“I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.” Willa Cather

“I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“If you don’t have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.” Scott Caan

“John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I’m on borrowed time.”
Maureen O’Hara

“Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.” Quintus Ennius

“Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.” Francis Bacon

“No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.” Euripides

“Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.” Ernst Moritz Arndt

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” George Eliot

“Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.” Jean Cocteau

“Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.” Edward W. Howe

“Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.” Henry Van Dyke

“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.”
Albert Einstein

“The idea is to die young as late as possible.” Ashley Montagu

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.” Lord Byron

“To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.”

“To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.”
Samuel Butler

“We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.”
David Sarnoff

“Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you’re free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.”  Saul Alinsky

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pike

“When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.” John Greenleaf Whittier

“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” Leonardo da Vinci

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. Unknown

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” William Ross Wallace

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” Chuck Palahniuk

“A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.” Brian Williams

“Death is nothing. But to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” Napoleon Bonaparte

“You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be.” Chuck Palahniuk

“On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.” Chuck Palahniuk

“After your death you will be what you were before your birth.” Arthur Schopenhauer

The first step to eternal life is, you have to die.” Chuck Palahniuk

“There is nothing certain in a mans life but that he must lose it.” Owen Meredith

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” J.M. BARRIE, Peter Pan

“Dying is like getting audited by the IRS–something that only happens to other people … until it happens to you.”
Jerome P. Crabb

“We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.” Sir Thomas Browne

“You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.” Ian Fleming

“People living deeply have no fear of death.”  Anais Nin

“As soon as one is born, one starts dying.” Luigi Pirandello

“Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel–you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more.”
Jerome P. Crabb

“Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”  Abraham Lincoln

“We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream: it may be so the moment after death.” Nathaniel Hawthorne

“No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time on my business’.” Paul E. Tsongas

“Death is the condition of higher and more fruitful life.” E. H. Chapin

“Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.”  Amelia Burr

“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.”  James F. Bymes


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